Scientific Name
Chirocentrus nudus  
Chirocentrus nudus長頜寶刀魚
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author Swainson, 1839 Depth 0 - 150M
Chinese 長頜寶刀魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 寶刀魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F096 Chirocentridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 長頜寶刀魚 
Max Length 100 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 西刀、布刀 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality No locality 
Synonyms Chirocentreus nudus, Chirocentrus dorab, Chirocentrus russellii   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鱘形目;海鰱目;鯡形目及鼠鱚目(張, 2001)  Whitehead, P. J. P. 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 張世義 編著 2001 THÉODORE MONOD ? 
Specimen List
Common Name Smooth wolf herring; Whitefin wolf herring; Whitefin wolf-herring 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Specimen necorded body elongate, strongly compressed, belly sharp, but without scutes. Scales cycloid, very small, easily sheded. Mouth relatively large, directed upward. Large canine teeth in both jaws; 2 canine teeth on premaxillae pointing anteriorly. Gill rakers on first gill arch 2 to 5 on upper limb and 12 to 18 on lower limb. Dorsal fin located posterior to vertical through body midpoint. Pectoral fins about 13 to 18% standard length. Body blue-green on back, flanks silvery; dorsal fin entirely white or colourless; anal fin hyaline; pectoral fins dark grey, acquiring a yellow tinge on preservation.
habitats Pelagic, inshore fishes, occurring from the surface to a depth of about 120 m. Diurnal predators on small fishes (primarily clupeids and engraulids), as well as shrimps and cephalopods. 
Distribution Widespread tropical Indo-Pacific from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Solomon Islands, north to South China Sea, south to northern Australia. It is rare in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility Marketed fresh or frozen and made into fish balls.